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Saturdays are the best day for a wedding, right? We’re not going to tell you that’s wrong, but there are undeniable benefits to hosting your wedding on other days of the week like Sundays. Saturdays tend to be the most popular day to have a wedding but we’re going to tell you exactly why we think Sunday weddings are also a great option.
Peak wedding season in Minnesota is from the beginning of June to the end of October. The best venues and vendors tend to get booked up months if not years in advance for Saturday weddings. If you’re hoping to get married in the next year or two and have your heart set on a popular venue or vendor, you may want to consider a Sunday wedding. The availability can open up greatly when looking at Sundays to tie the knot.
Save On Your Budget
Similar to there being a peak wedding season, there is also a peak day for weddings. Considering an off-peak day like Sunday, could help you save you loads on your budget. Many venues will offer special pricing for weddings booked on Fridays or Sundays including a smaller rental fee and a lower minimum for catering costs.
Additionally, Friday and Saturday weddings can often encourage guests to consume more alcohol during the reception. This can quickly drive the cost of your wedding up by the end of the night. Having your wedding on a Sunday provides less of a drinking atmosphere and will help you save on the cost of the bar tab.
Enjoy the Weekend
Having a Sunday wedding will allow you to slow down and savor the moment. You’ll have the whole weekend to welcome in out of town guests and start the celebration early by spending quality time with family or friends you don’t get to see often. Spend Friday or Saturday hosting a welcome reception in the comfort of your own home, hitting a happy hour at your favorite local watering hole, or maybe even go golfing together. Have fun with it and make it a whole weekend experience that your guests will love being a part of.
Sunday weddings can break you out of the traditional wedding day timeline. You have more freedom to create a fun and unique wedding day experience, so don’t be afraid to go for it!
Have a mid-morning ceremony and follow it up with a brunch-style reception with mimosas and a waffle bar. Or, tie the knot at an afternoon ceremony and have an elegant cocktail-style reception with butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and killer cocktails. Whatever you do, have fun and make it yours!
Do it Your Way
Your wedding should be done however you wish. If you want to go the non-traditional route and host a Sunday wedding, then that’s exactly what you should do. Hosting a Sunday wedding may be the right decision for you and your partner to book the venue and vendors you really want, stay within budget, and get married when you want. Guests are going to attend no matter what day of the week your nuptials are scheduled because they are there to celebrate you and watch the next exciting chapter of your lives begin.
Your perfect Sunday wedding is in store for you at Banquets of Minnesota. Our expert team will assist you in finding the perfect date, selecting the best vendors in town, and helping your put together the Sunday wedding of your dreams. We offer a list of amenities that will make planning a breeze like our pre-lit and draped ballrooms, in-house catering and beverage services, hospitality suites, and convenient on-site parking. Out top-notch service will impress you from the initial tour to the final dance of your wedding day, and beyond. Contact us to get started planning your special Sunday wedding now.